Carthage offers a minor in data science, a field that sizzles near the top of many national “hot jobs” lists. Learn how to analyze and interpret data effectively, as well as how to communicate results to non-technical audiences.
The 24-credit minor can be paired with any major. Housed in the Mathematics Department, the interdisciplinary program also offers courses in computer science, business management, economics, social work, and geospatial science.
Elective classes apply theory to real-life situations tailored to your chosen field.
The data science minor consists of six courses.
REQUIRED COURSES — TAKE ALL:
- CSC 2030 Data Science I
- MTH 3090 Data Science II
STATISTICS COURSES — CHOOSE ONE:
- MTH 1050 Elementary Statistics
- MTH 3050 Statistics
- BUS/ECN 2340 Business Statistics
- SWK 2330 Applied Statistics for Health and Human Services
APPLIED DATA SCIENCE COURSES — CHOOSE THREE*:
- BUS 2150 Business Geographics and Data Visualization
- CSC 2810 Database Design and Management
- ECN 3340 Econometrics
- GEO 1610 Introduction to Geographic Information Science: Mapping Your World
- GEO 2610 Advanced Geographic Information Science and Analytical Cartography
- GEO 2210 Internet Mapping and Web GIS
- MGT 3100 Introduction to Business Analytics
*No more than two of the three electives may be from the student’s major department(s).